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VIVA Hostel

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ul. Zhukovskogo, 4, Minsk, Belarus
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We travelled for the Ice Hockey World Champs in 2014. For what you actually get the price is quite a lot but as previously mentioned prices were probably escalated due to this event which attracted a lot of tourists. The staff at the hostel were friendly and very accommodating. The rooms were of a good size with everything that you... More 

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Thank you for your feedback! We have repaired all the bathrooms and lowered the prices! We would be happy to see you again in our hostel! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The hostel itself is very nice, but it is quite far from the city centre. There are tram and bus links very close to the hostel, however. The reception staff are pleasant, and the hostel is kept very clean. Showering facilities and WiFi are excellent. I would recommend not taking a taxi to the hostel - the taxi driver I... More 

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Thank you for your feedback! We are happy when our guests are satisfied! More 

Bochum, Germany
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I stayed for three nights and could make excessive use of some of the hostels facilities, Wifi, comfortable bed and talking to the girls at the reception. Soon after I arrived we found a super safe place to park the motorcycle in the shopping center at the back of the railway station, ten minutes to walking distance. If I come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

it was a dream come true lived two weeks in Mins and I stay in hostel viva. The best part is the staff, they are super friendly(the best ones are the two tatianas), they help me a lot to get my visa, they always tried to show me place to go there and also I enjoy speak with them during... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Had a great stay at Viva Hostel, the staff are nothing short of fantastic, they're so helpful and friendly. They helped with bus times and things to see around Minsk and were always there to help. The hostel is easy to find (big sign outside) and close to the train/bus station. The kitchen is a bit small but has enough... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

Stayed there in my first visit to Belarus - very convenient central location. Staff very helpful and friendly giving directions and suggestions of sightseeing despite my lack of russian. Would recommend if you're staying in minsk.

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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I cannot understand how this hostel has been so highly rated ... Firstly the positives: Close to the train station Quick response to visa invitation and booking request Pizzeria and supermarkets straight across the road Secondly the negatives: Rooms are small - I feel it appropriate that management should upload new photographs of the rooms instead of the obviously stretched... More 

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Thank you for your feedback! We will definitely improve our service for our guests to be more satisfied. More 

Denmark
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97 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Apart from a reasonable central location I cannot see why anyone would recommend this place. As the Russian review of 17 November 2014 translates "no one would suggest this place...". I couldn't agree more. Lets start with the few positives: Very quick response to booking e-mail and provided support letter for visa application within a couple of hours. Note, you... More 

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Bonn, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We were a group of seven people and we had a very good stay at Viva hostel in Minsk. The hostel is located near the center, you have a 10 minutes walk to the main station and a 5 minutes walk to the underground station "Інстытут Культуры". Its a quite small hostel, that's why you should book in advance if... More 

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Inazawa-shi, Aichi, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I like here! Very near the center. And here, hostel organise free tour. This is worth attending. Near the hostel, great sweet shop. You can buy cake around 3$. This is fantastic taste! And, you can go bran castle. I like there.

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